My interest in acupuncture stemmed from the success I had with it as a ballet dancer growing up. With a slew of injuries, I turned to acupuncture to keep me on my feet, week after week. As I worked through injuries, I began studying the body, and ways in which exercise could be therapeutic and healing. This made it a clear transition to enter into the field of Kinesiology, completing my Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2007, and my Master’s of Arts in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2009. After completion, I wanted to find a clinical setting in which I could apply what I knew as a kinesiologist, with a broader and more holistic type of medicine. This led me to complete my Diploma in Acupuncture at Pacific Rim College.
I now practice as a Registered Acupuncturist in British Columbia under the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists, as well as work as an Exercise Therapist at InspireHealth, Canada’s leading supportive cancer care centre. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to spend my days working with people of all ages and backgrounds to optimize health and integrate a holistic means of healing. I have experienced in myself and seen in others the amazing transformations which can be made through education, empowerment and treatment. I truly believe that these powerful forms of medicine can ignite our own healing response and bring us into a brighter and clearer state of being. My approach to healing takes into account each person as an individual integrating acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, kinesiology assessments, exercise prescription, and yoga therapy.
Working in cancer care has opened my eyes to the world of clean living. I am passionate that everyone should have access to products with clean ingredients, and not have to worry that what they put on their skin and use in their house could have ill-effects on health and well-being. Through Beautycounter, I am able to offer people this option, so that we can all live safely without compromise.
When not in a clinic, I can be found practicing and teaching yoga, enjoying an amazing cup of coffee, or exploring the incredible nature that Victoria has to offer!